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e-Petition: Are you listening to us? Home Education Rights and Respect!

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The draft statutory guidance on home education is not fit for purpose. It sets to continue the hostilities between local authorities & home educators both through the language used in the document & the aims it sets to empower LAs to achieve.

There is a failure to provide any credible support to home educators. There is a failure to protect, respect & value home educators. This document does not recognise or support them in any credible or effective means.

We ask the National Assembly to investigate the role and pressure the Welsh Government have been put under from the children's commissioner's office with regards to home education & the extent this has shaped this guidance against the input from stakeholders in the home education community.

We ask the assembly to investigate the level of engagement the children's commissioner has with home educated children & why from what engagement she has had, she has failed to listen to their views about home education & is still continuing her campaign against home educators.

We ask the assembly to investigate why there are no safeguards throughout this guidance to protect home educators & hold LAs to account in their conduct with home educators?

We ask the assembly to investigate why there is no mention or recommending of signposting to the Welsh home education charities in the guidance despite these being best placed for support & advocacy for welsh home educators.

We ask the assembly to investigate the feedback Welsh Government has received from primary stakeholders & if Welsh Government has fairly represented their views & needs to the same extent as the Children's Commissioner and LAs objectives. 

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 15/10/2019
Open until midday on: 04/11/2019


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 512

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
laura elizabeth foster brighton 02/11/2019
Janet Williams Cardiff North 02/11/2019
Anonymous Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 31/10/2019
Jaydan Miles Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 31/10/2019
Anonymous Swansea East 31/10/2019
Anonymous Cynon Valley 31/10/2019
Claire harrison Hull 30/10/2019
Sarah Jane Hickman West Midlands 30/10/2019
Alison Woodcock Peterborough 28/10/2019
Anonymous Cardiff South and Penarth 28/10/2019
Anonymous Northumberland 28/10/2019
Anonymous Tokyo, Japan 28/10/2019
SIAN SAYSELL Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 28/10/2019
Anonymous Vale of Glamorgan 28/10/2019
Anonymous Dorset 28/10/2019
Anonymous West Midlands 28/10/2019
Anonymous Manchester 27/10/2019
Will Rees Islwyn 27/10/2019
Emma Rees Islwyn 27/10/2019
Anonymous Newport West 27/10/2019
David Stone Gloucestershire 27/10/2019
Elizabeth Shaw Vale of Glamorgan 27/10/2019
Dawn Probert Coventry 27/10/2019
Anonymous Ilkeston, Derbyshire 27/10/2019
Felicia Lally Llanelli 26/10/2019

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